Shade-Loving plants

“I’m not alone on purpose”

That’s what I tell people these days

But loneliness is the best outcome


I can’t hurt others

Without hurting myself

Bleeding hearts

Better stay away from me

“I’m a shade-loving plant.”


Stay away from this carcinogenic body

I like my dark green corners

Or hope for a morning that isn’t too bright

For my Eyes

I admire my darkness

Fondness grows in the shade

Coolness of Blue solitude

No expectations

My words might betray me from time-to-time

And I’m unreliable from time-to-time

I have a voice that says unspoken things


Chaos soothes my soul

I’m clearing a path

And you might understand it

From time-to-time

But they will never fall exactly the way I meant them


Not in Love

Not in Loneliness

Just like a carousel


Encircling the snake

Golden water

Facing the other way from the sun.


© A.R. Minhas 2017


  1. 2B or Not 2B Writing Tips

    I always love reading your poetry; it’s just so elegant and always contains a complicated level of emotions and thought. I also absolutely love the title of this piece and the way it ties together the whole poem. Well done. 🙂

    1. A.R. Minhas

      Wow! Thank you so much for that. I really appreciate your comments and honestly that’s the only thing keeping me going. I really try to post as often as I possibly can but it takes sometime writing, and then making the artwork. I definitely want to connect with people, and if my writing makes you feel and/or think then my work here is done. Thank you once again! 😃

  2. tmezpoetry

    The poem is so generously open like causally leaning back and listening to a good friend just speak authentically. I think we all have to love our darkness a little for it to work as a cohabitant.

      1. tmezpoetry

        A.R. and it shows! You have a wonderful way of delivery as well. It’s not easy writing vulnerable stuff and I personally thought people were just being nice when they liked something I wrote. But I got to a point that I wrote more bold and naked, which means, here I am take it or leave it I am still going to write the MF poem LOL.

      2. A.R. Minhas

        Absolutely, you have to be uncompromising sometimes when it comes to art. I really wanted to thank you for your comments as well, it definitely encourages me to do better. 🙂

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